Negro Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Batesville Guard
Place of publication: Batesville, AR
Date of publication: 4/10/1908

Walter Clayton, a negro, confessed to assaulting a young married woman near Loxley, Ala., and just before the officers reached the Baldwin county jail with the prisoner a mob overpowered them, secured the negro and took him into the woods and lynched him. Clayton was serving a long term at a convict camp, and was a trusty. He went to the home of his victim, a short distance from the camp, and finding her alone, made the assault. The woman was choked into insensibility and otherwise brutally treated.

John Burr, a negro 30 years of age, was lynched near Wesson, Miss., for the murder of a 12-year-old white boy. The murder was unprovoked.


“Negro Lynched.” Batesville Guard (Batesville, AR), April 10, 1908.